To those who get email alerts when I make new posts – this is old news. A backdated post, but I think that it will still send it to you.
I realized I posted this on social media, but I was sharing in a basset hound group I’m in a link to Mr. Chip’s posts here and realized the end of his story was missing. I want Chip’s story here to be complete.
Today was a hard day. We said goodbye to Mr. Chip, our best boy. We didn’t have enough time with him, but gave him the best life we could. He wasn’t the most independent of hounds, but he had a BIG pack to lean on.
From his best friend Quincy to his other doggo friends and second sister, Tilda, to his human pack.
Sharon Keillor & the staff at Key-Lore Kanine Kountry Club and Doggie DayCare were an integral part of his life. Sharon was there when he had his first seizure and never left his side. I knew she was in his pack when I showed up at daycare that first scary day to find her in his kennel, soaking wet, comforting him and cooling him with wet towels. She rode to the vet with me and helped so much. Over the years, they never shied away from the challenges of caring for, grooming, and boarding a dog with seizure disorder, terrible allergies and later in life, Cushing’s disease. We simply couldn’t be great dog parents without them.
Then, there’s Jeff and Bridget who are definitely his pack. For over a year now, since his diagnosis with Cushing’s, Jeff has been by his side, coming over in the middle of the day to let him out and always there for us and him in any pinch we could get ourselves into. We couldn’t ask for better friends.
And, the staff at Bavarian Veterinary Clinic, particularly Dr. D’Anna, but also Dr. Zorn and Dr. Darrow. They’ve given him tremendous care over the years and never backed down from the challenges he presented us with. The whole place was full of sadness for Mr. Chip today, everyone there knew him and loved him.
He was a chipwreck, but he was our chipwreck. We are going to miss this little guy so much. There is a basset shaped hole in my heart that is aching today with this huge loss. Hug your pups, people, we don’t get enough time.